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Tennessee governor etches Volunteer State moniker into law

Feb. 22, 2020 11:17 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee is now officially the Volunteer State under a bill signed by Gov. Bill Lee. The governor signed the legislation in a video posted on Twitter on Friday. The official nickname becomes law immediately. Tennessee first became known as “The Volunteer State”...

Here's why this rural town desperately wants better internet

Feb. 22, 2020 9:58 AM EST

GRANVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — About an hour east of Nashville, the scenic little town of Granville would love to become widely known as the “Mayberry” of Tennessee — a tourist destination for anyone seeking a quaint throwback to simpler times. But the problem is the internet, and just how...

Tennessee coach Kellie Harper exchanges words with an official during the team's NCAA college basketball game against Texas A&M in Knoxville, Tenn., Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. (Saul Young/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

Late slide puts Lady Vols' NCAA Tournament streak at risk

Feb. 21, 2020 8:44 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee’s streak of participating in every women's NCAA Tournament could be in jeopardy — again. The Lady Vols (17-9, 7-6 SEC) have lost five straight games as their schedule has toughened considerably over the last few weeks, though they won’t play a team...

This Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 shows The Healthcare Institute, a nursing school belonging to state Sen. Katrina Robinson in Memphis, Tenn. Federal authorities say they have conducted searches at the Memphis home and business addresses of Democratic state Sen. Katrina Robinson, including the Healthcare Institute.  (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)

FBI agents search home, business of Tennessee state senator

Feb. 21, 2020 6:58 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal authorities in Tennessee conducted searches Friday at the home and business addresses of Democratic state Sen. Katrina Robinson, the FBI said. Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesman Joel Siskovic confirmed that agents executed search warrants at two locations in Memphis....

Tennessee adds Brumbaugh, Felton to coaching staff

Feb. 21, 2020 6:54 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt continued revamping his staff by hiring Jimmy Brumbaugh as co-defensive coordinator/defensive line coach and Shelton Felton as outside linebackers coach. Brumbaugh spent the last two seasons as Colorado’s defensive line coach. He also has coached...

Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame to induct Jeff Fisher

Feb. 21, 2020 3:54 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher, who led the franchise to its lone Super Bowl appearance thus far, will enter the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame. Fisher was announced Friday as part of the 2020 induction class. Previously announced 2020 inductees include former NBA player...

Memphis man charged in street race shootings that hurt 7

Feb. 21, 2020 3:00 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee have arrested a man and charged him with shooting seven people after an argument at a street race. The U.S. Marshals Service said Markus House was arrested on warrants for attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons charges. Police said seven people were shot...

Missing Clemson University student found dead in Tennessee

Feb. 21, 2020 1:44 PM EST

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A South Carolina college student reported missing this week was found dead in Tennessee, a sheriff's office confirmed. John Andrew Martin, 21, was found dead Thursday in his car parked in the driveway of a Sevierville rental cabin, according to a statement from the Sevier County...

FILE This Monday Jan. 27, 2020 file photo shows Equal Rights Amendment supporter Donna Granski, right, from Midlothian Va., cheers the passage of the House ERA Resolution in the Senate chambers at the Capitol in Richmond, Va.  The resolution passed 27-12.  In a state once synonymous with the Old South, Democrats are using their newfound legislative control to refashion Virginia as the region's progressive leader on racial, social and economic issues. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

GOP attorneys general seek to block Equal Rights Amendment

Feb. 21, 2020 1:24 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Five Republican attorneys general are seeking to block an effort by three Democratic-led states to see the Equal Rights Amendment is adopted into the U.S. Constitution. Legal chiefs in five states — Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Nebraska and South Dakota — filed a...

Bond set at $750,000 for man accused of killing woman, girls

Feb. 21, 2020 1:17 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A $750,000 cash bond was set Friday for a Milwaukee man accused of strangling his girlfriend and her two young daughters. Arzel Ivery is charged in the deaths of 26-year-old Amarah Banks, 5-year-old Zaniya Ivery and 4-year-old Camaria Banks. Their burned bodies were found Sunday in a...